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I am going to share my daily diary with you. You can follow it or adjust it accordingly.  

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It is important to get prepared in advance. Do a food shop just for you and always have food readily available as you do not want to feel hungry. This is not a diet there is no hunger! Cutting out meat saves a large amount of money so spend them on loads of fresh fruits.
Your body is largley made up of water and high water fruits get straight to your cells. Nourishing, healing and feeding you with natures most perfect food.
Try to make the morning and lunch time high in an abundance of juicy fruits, raw veggies and salads. 

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Brown rice

Sweet potatoes (Bake them, make curries, make oven chips)

Tins of tomatoes (loads) use them in soups & wheat free pasta dishes

Every fruit you can lay your hands on. I like to vary fruits to as many varieties as I can get. The juicy fruits should be eaten in abundance. Advocados limited to every other day.
I can eat as much fruit as I want, it is natural sugar and therefore cannot cause any sugar spikes. Dates are like sweets and they give me a natural sugar hit and save craving for refined sweets. Pack ripe fruits into smoothies. Bannana & Date smoothies are my absolute favourite. Remember no limit to how much. 

Vegetables and salads. Mushrooms are my meat! Big fat juicy mushrooms. Make them the meat of curries, stir frys, shepherds pies. Onions and garlic are scrummy for flavour. Bright coloured peppers in stir frys and curries. Roasted vegetables. Oven chips etc etc.

Porridge oats made with rice/almond/oat milk and agave syrup is very filling and yummy

Rice milk/Almond Milk/Soya Milk/Oat milk

Dairy free margarines

Coconut oil for cooking

Peanut butter (Eat in moderation)

Nuts & Seeds  (Keep nuts and seeds low)

I have a Vitamix blender & a Nutri bullet and I love my smoothies daily.

Coconut milk, Mushrooms, Onions, Garlic, Chilli powder, Curry powder and any other herbs and spices (there are so many). These will flavour your food and make it taste delicious.

Baking potatoes

Baked vegetables

Make salsa and sauces with ripe tomatoes or ground almonds, garlic and soya milk

 

 

Drink water when you wake up. Add a slice of lemon and consider this your morning cleanse and hydrate. Drink water throughout your day. 

Have melon in the morning. It digests fast and is one of the fastest absorbing foods you can eat. Melon gives you a fast vitamin boost. 
Make a huge smoothie with several bananas, a big handful of medjool dates, add lots of water and blend. I drink about two and a half pints of smoothie in my day.  
Or a big bowl of porridge oats with rice milk for breakfast. 

Herbal tea

Make your own ginger and lemon tea by boiling some ginger pieces and lemon together.

Infuse mint leaves and really experiment with fresh ingredients. 




Meal ideas

Huge crispy fresh salads
Big plate fulls of ripe fruit.
Make one fruit a whole meal. Melon or Mangoes etc
Homemade soups.
Smoothies packed with bananas to keep you full.
Huge vegetable curry or stir fry with rice.
Massive portion of baked chipped potatoes. 

Eat big, no guilt, just eat until you feel full

Ask yourself a question?

Am I hungry right now or am I having a craving.

Sugar and fat are addictive as are salt and alcohol they will make you crave them but take control.
Salt also stores water and causes bloating so cutting out salt can help water retention to drain away. 

 

Be creative. There are hundreds of things available. People always say to me "What can you eat?" it makes me laugh because the choices are huge. It is only the mind that makes it limited. OPEN YOUR MIND!

  

Keep in mind your cravings are normal and they will go away. Sugar, Salt, Fat and Alcohol & Caffeine are addictive. 

 

Continue with veggie curries, stir fries, salads etc they are really nice and so filling. Eat whenever you get  a hunger pang not a craving. Cravings will pass and soon go away forever.

The hardest part of eating well is all the food prep but great supermarkets are becoming aware of the needs of consumers and are making great grab & go food. Tesco has heavily increased its organic produce and fruit is easy to grab and go. There is no excuse to be hungry.  
I was once told too much fruit sugar makes you fat. This is a lie. You will not get fat from eating fruit.
Remember its not calorie counting that matters its what you eat.
Food is love.
Check out food combining also. You can research food combining charts on the internet to make sure you give your digestion the correct combination of foods to prevent any bloating or gas etc.
Eat life and feel full of energy.

 

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